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What will happen if you do not upgrade to Windows 11

Windows 11 has gained a lot of importance since it was first announced. This is because it was an unexpected step from Microsoft on the one hand, and on the other hand, the system will offer completely new features and features, most notably running Android applications.

Since there is a new operating system, company Microsoft announced the end of support for the current Windows 10 system in 2025. At the same time, the company made it clear that the upgrade is not mandatory. In fact, from now until October 2025 you can continue to use Windows 10.

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Using Windows 10 after launching Windows 11

Windows 11 will be launched in the coming months. In fact, the system started Availability in its beta versions. If you are using Windows 10, you will find that the System Updates section under Settings suggests that you download the new version.

And the use of Windows 10 after the launch of the new version will be available. Microsoft, of course, will allow you to update the new one and offer it to you from time to time, but it will not be mandatory.

The system will remain highly secure and able to receive the update until the time it is discontinued. Even after this happens the user will still be able to use the system, but this will expose him to a security risk due to the interruption of support, which means the interruption of security updates.

Read also: 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 11 when it’s released

What about the hardware not supporting the new Windows?

We knew since the system was announced that it would only work on specific devices. And that the requirements to run Windows 11 will differ from Windows 10, although there is no fundamental difference between the two systems.

The new system needs a modern generation processor to work, and this has a security dimension that Microsoft has clarified. In the event that your device does not support Windows 11, the safest solution for you is to buy a new computer before 2025.

has issued Microsoft is a tool that allows checking the ability of your device to run the new system.

Read also: How to make sure your computer can run Windows 11

Refuse to upgrade

A large number of users around the world refrain from upgrading to the latest version of Windows. This explains why some people continue to use Windows 7 to this day.

Whether this happens willingly or against the user’s will due to the specifications required for Windows 11, sticking to an old version of Windows and refraining from upgrading puts the user at great risk.

This risk is represented in malware and spyware that can infect your device in this case, and this is because Microsoft does not send security updates to old systems after the discontinuation of support for them, which means that your device will not be able to resist them.

In any case, in the event that you stick to Windows 10, whether for the current period or after 2025, there are a number of necessary tips to avoid security risks, which are valid to apply from now, because they are preventive and security steps first and foremost:

  1. Regularly update your internet browser
  2. Update apps and software periodically
  3. Do not visit any suspicious website
  4. Rely on a powerful antivirus and update it periodically
  5. Use strong, hard-to-guess passwords on all websites
  6. Use 2FA on all websites
  7. Take regular system backups
  8. Not opening email attachments
  9. Do not use programs that are not downloaded from an official source